MSSP Alert names Sword & Shield to its 2018 Top 100 MSSPs

MSSP Alert Top 100 MSSPsLeading national cybersecurity firm ranked as a top 100 managed security services provider second year in a row

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 20, 2018 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading cybersecurity firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and serving clients nationally, was named by MSSP Alert, the global voice for managed security service providers (MSSPs), to its 2018 Top 100 MSSPs list.

Sword & Shield has made the MSSP Alert Top 100 both years since its inception and is the only Tennessee-based firm on the list.

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate Sword & Shield Enterprise Security on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As MSPs increasingly introduce managed security services, Sword & Shield continues to stand out in the fiercely competitive cybersecurity market.”

The Need for World-Class Managed Security Services

According to MSSP Alert, the demand for MSSPs has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. The cybersecurity skills shortage has further heightened the need for world-class MSSPs. The global managed security services market is expected to skyrocket to $101 billion in the next nine years, advancing at an eye-popping 18% compound annual growth rate, according to Persistence Market Research.

“Sword & Shield feels that when it comes to the responsibility of protecting our managed security customers 24x7x365, it’s important to partner with them to become more than just a vendor,” said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “There has to be trust and confidence in our abilities. We’re honored these efforts have been recognized by MSSP Alert.”

Sword & Shield endeavors to be innovative and progressive in the managed security services it offers. Among this year’s initiatives is the introduction of the company’s MSSP Partnership Program, which allows technology providers to quickly and easily add award-winning managed security services to their portfolio.

MSSP Ranking Factors

According to MSSP Alert, MSSP 100 rankings are based on aggregated and weighted data from the following sources:

  • MSSP Alert worldwide survey of MSSPs
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant MSSPs
  • Forrester Wave MSSPs
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Security Services
  • Nelson Hall Managed Security Services Report
  • Cybersecurity 500: MSSP Category

MSSP Alert stated that MSSPs featured on the list proactively monitor, manage and mitigate cyber threats for businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

To learn more about Sword & Shield’s managed security services, click here.

To view the entire MSSP Top 100 list, click here.


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